bodhicitta

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Sanskrit Noun

bodhicitta

बोधिचित्त
བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས།
菩提心

Basic Meaning

The altruistic thought to seek enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings

Has the Sense of

The desire to achieve and help achieve the state of enlightenment for all sentient beings

Simplified English Usage

Thought of Awakening

Term Variations
Key Term bodhicitta
Topic Variation bodhicitta
Tibetan བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས།  ( jangchubsem)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration byang chub sems  ( jangchubsem)
Devanagari Sanskrit बोधिचित्त
Romanized Sanskrit bodhicitta
Chinese 菩提心
Chinese Pinyin pútí xīn
Alternate Spellings རྫོགས་པའི་བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས།
Term Information
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning The altruistic thought to seek enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings
Has the Sense of The desire to achieve and help achieve the state of enlightenment for all sentient beings
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